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This undated (ca. 1888) glass plate negative, presumably a family portrait, is from Hagley Library’s collection of William Ferris II glass plate negatives (Accession 1974.359). William Ferris II (1822-1909) was, along with Philip Garrett (1814-1896), a senior partner in the firm of the Ferris & Garrett company, a supplier of plumbing fixtures for gas, steam, and water service in Wilmington, Delaware.Read more...
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